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Pregnancy

Managing First Trimester Stomach Upset & Nausea

Similar to my pregnancy with Carter, my stomach has been quite sensitive this entire first trimester with baby #2. The past 12 weeks have been filled with me getting easily bloated, stomach upset and nausea. All of these symptoms are commons as the uterus expands and our insides get moved around a bit all whilst our […]…

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Top Pregnancy Books

With endless pregnancy books to choose from it can be hard to know where to start and what is actually worth your time. I’ve read a number of books and I’ve complied a short list (because we are all busy!) of my top choices that provide important information for before, during and after pregnancy. Please note: There […]…

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My Favorite Prenatal Supplements

We all know that prenatal vitamins are important to take during pregnancy. What you might not know is that there are other key supplements to take when trying to conceive(TTC) and during pregnancy. In fact, it’s ideal to start taking supplements at least 6 months before you want to conceive. I know that may sound […]…

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Folic Acid vs. Folate

We are told that it’s important to get enough folic acid during pregnancy as it prevents birth defects. There is an important difference between folate and folic acid and what you really want is folate. What’s the difference? Folate = naturally occurring water-soluble B vitamin. Folic acid = a synthetic compound made in a lab, […]…

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Choline: A Vital Pregnancy Nutrient

Have you heard of choline? No? That’s ok. It’s not very well known, but it should be because its a little nutrient badass! Choline is a crucial nutrient aiding in many critical body functions and is especially important during pregnancy. What does Choline do? Choline intake is required for brain and spinal cord development. It […]…

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Lessons Learned From Labor

When I was pregnant I was looking forward to experiencing labor for the first time. I knew it would be difficult, but I also knew it would go beautifully. Being the Type A personality that I am, I did everything possible to prepare to ensure I would rock it and maybe even enjoy it. To […]…

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Journaling the Journey: Why To Write To Baby

When a woman is pregnant, many people assume that they feel incredibly connected to the growing human inside of them. While this is true for some, it is not the case for all women. Based on the endless amount of articles online providing insight on how to bond with baby in utero, I’d venture to […]…

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Getting Educated: Baby Prep Classes

When you are pregnant there are endless decisions to be made for yourself and baby and it can be incredibly overwhelming. Knowledge is power and taking baby preparation classes allows you to feel more confident when it comes time to making those decisions. While there are endless baby books you can read, classes are much […]…

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